A vivid commentary on Jewish survival and Jewish speech communities that will be enjoyed by the general reader, and is essential reading for students and researchers interested in the study of Middle Eastern languages, Jewish studies, and sociolinguistics.
Although scientific studies of the language behaviour of polyglots began to
appear in the nineteenth century, it is only in the last fifty years or so
that bilingualism and multilingualism have been recognized as crucial areas
of linguistic research. This new four-volume collection from Routledge
showcases the major achievements in this now vibrant multidisciplinary field.